The Mood of the Fifth : music with & for young children

10% Discount, 9 Videos, 41-Page PDF with Exercises, Audios & Direct Support with Dan Prindle 

We're ecstatic to share Dan & Michelle Prindle, who bring a delicate mastery to teaching elusive musical concepts, and a profound commitment to children. Dan begins with a solid foundation in the basic elements of western music theory that are necessary prerequisites to understanding music in the mood of the fifth. These include the fundamentals of music theory (basics of pitch and rhythm) and an introduction to diatonic and pentatonic music. He then proceeds to define the mood of the fifth and describe its elements, as well as give a variety of examples. This course offers the necessary knowledge for parents and teachers to fully understand this often vaguely defined concept, and THEN bring the new skills and knowledge to their children. Create a mantle of comfort & wonder for your littles! We've gotten you 10% off!! 

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." -Plato

Free introductory sample from the course.

This course includes the following videos:

1. Introduction to the Course (8:26 m)
1. Introduction to Pitch (22 m)
2. Rhythm, Meter, and Beat (14:52 m)
3. Tonal Music, Diatonic Music, and Major Keys (10:41 m)
4. Transposition (10:50 m)
5. Tonicization (16 m)
6. Minor Keys (5:35 m)
7. Pentatonic Music (12:22 m)
8. Music in the Mood of the Fifth (14:05 m)

In addition, this course offers the following supplemental materials:

1. A PDF ebook with all illustrations contained in the videos for later study
2. Practice exercises to aid in mastering the concepts covered in the videos
3. Mp3 copies of originally composed songs in the mood of the fifth
4. Access to a forum where users can ask questions and get answers directly from Dan Prindle
5. Direct email access to Dan Prindle


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"In two hours I went from a sense of Waldorf-musical-cluelessness to reading music both on paper and the keyboard, understanding musical theory in a global context and being able to confidently create the angelic sounds my children love.  I came from no formal music background to understanding how to read music, the pentatonic scale, the diatonic scale, and comfortably create music in the mood of the 5th. Mysterious, yet everyday terms like pitch, meter, sharps, flats & keys became distinct, and the dynamics of music as a layered mathematical composition unfolded in an obvious, simple way. Dan's a fantastic teacher."- Maya Hackett


" I love the pre-and-post activities in the ebook that go with each video. They take it from being merely a passive video-watching course, to something active. Dan doesn't attempt to reproduce the wide variety of material already available about why Steiner advocated this musical mode, but rather goes into the nuts and bolts of the Mood of the Fifth from the perspective of the notes themselves. That’s what makes this **unique**. On a personal level, this course has helped me FINALLY understand WHY the Mood of the 5th sounds the way it does! Dan helps us to understand what’s normal or typical within western music, and then uses that understanding as a jumping off point to understand the atypical/exceptional Mood of the Fifth. (You can’t understand the exception if you don’t understand the normal) He encourages MAKING MUSIC with our children as being of paramount importance, rather than MAKING MUSIC PERFECTLY being the goal…..making it reachable and achievable for EVERYONE….even the most “ish” of us ;) "- Robyn Wolfe


"Music ... is nature's direct expression. ... The musician thus stands closer to the heart of the world than all other artists; in him lives the faculty of representing the world will. Music is the expression of the will of nature, while all the other arts are expressions of the idea of nature." - Rudolph Steiner, The Inner Nature of Music, Lecture II